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Alternative Views #556,557: UNDER SIEGE (PARTS I&II)


Published 1997


556. UNDER SIEGE (PART I)

English surgeon, Dr. Pauline Cutting, and Dutch nurse, Ben Alofs, went
through almost unbelievable times in Lebanon during a siege of their
Palestinian camp, Bourj al-Barajneh, by the Amal militia. For six months
they tried to keep their hospital running despite starvation, disease and
military attacks. People were reduced to eating cats and dogs, and finally
were considering cannibalism before the siege was finally lifted. Cutting
was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In Part One we show some history
of the area by presenting sections of previous documentaries on the Israeli
invasion of Lebanon and the effects it had on the people. Included is
footage of the massacre at Sabra and Shatilla and of the visciousness of the
Israeli attacks in other areas of Lebanon. Ben Alofs recounts his
experiences in the area at the time.

Interview recorded 1987
Copyright February, 1997

557. UNDER SIEGE (PART II)

The final hour is devoted completely to what happened in Bourj al-Barajneh
and what all the people endured. Slides taken at the time are included.

Interview recorded 1987
Copyright March, 1997

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Run time 59:00
Producer Frank Morrow
Production Company Alternative Information Network
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


Credits

Co-hosts: Frank Morrow and Doug Kellner
Researcher: Mike Jankowski
Technical adviser: Brian Koenigsdorf

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